Three survivors have been rescued from the horrors of sex trafficking!
With the help of AIM SWAT, officers of the Phnom Penh Police raided a brothel disguised as a massage parlor on July 27th. A covert surveillance was conducted to reveal that minors were being sold for sex inside the massage parlor. The establishment was officially closed by the Phnom Penh prosecutor, the police, and local authorities.
Two out of the three survivors rescued from sex trafficking were minors (ages 14 and 17). During interviews, the minors stated that they had come to Phnom Penh looking for work to support their single mother in the province. The massage parlor offered them work under the false pretenses that they would only be required to give massages. Soon, the girls were forced to have sex with the owners’ relatives and customers to the profit of the massage parlor owners.
The suspects (two adults) were detained during the raid. They have been charged with child sex trafficking charges and will remain in custody until their court date. These suspects took advantage of the survivors in their vulnerable state for profit. The AIM legal team will work with the survivors to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.
The minor girls that were rescued have been taken to AIM Restoration Home, while the adult survivor was taken to AIM’s Transitional Home. While in AIM’s care, these women will receive love and care and support from AIM’s staff. Please join us in praying for these survivors and their transition.
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Thanks to our incredible partners at JOY International and modern-day abolitionists like YOU, we get to rescue these children from the unimaginable. Together we fight against the world’s greatest evil, doing whatever it takes to defeat it.